Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018

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Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 90%, Malvasia Nera 4%, Canaiolo 3%, Colorino 3%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Frescobaldi

Tasting notes - The nose shows great balance between floral notes of cassis, raspberry and spiced notes of vanilla. The richness of fruit follows through on to the complex palate with notes of blackberry and gooseberry enveloping beautifully integrated tannins.



Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018

Ripe fruits of cassis, raspberry and red cherry with sweet
scents of wild rose, walnut and spicy notes of clove and
chocolate through to a persistent, robust finish.
Producer Note
Tradition, innate elegance and the essence of the Renaissance: Tuscany exudes an
aura of timelessness that has inspired generations of the Frescobaldi family and is now
an integral part of their vineyards. The Nipozzano Estate is located in one of the
traditional areas of Chianti: Chianti Rufina, which is the smallest and most elevated
Chianti sub-appellation. The 11th century castle is located in the heart of the prestigious
Chianti Rufina, which holds the family cellar including wines dating back to 1864. The
uniqueness of the Nipozzano terroir continues to produce wines with a wide range of
aromas and extraordinary longevity. Gambero Rosso awarded Frescobaldi with the
prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its
uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.
Winter was cold, particularly in the latter stages marked by a number of rainy and
snowy spells, which was followed by a mixed spring. Sunny and rainy days alternated
during this period. High spring temperatures allowed the vine's natural life-cycle to run
its course in line with the season. High temperatures were also recorded throughout
summer. Torrential downpours in the second half of August provided the cool spell
needed for the grapes to ripen beautifully. Good conditions in September helped the
aromas to develop and ensured that the freshness typical of Castello Nipozzano wines
was maintained.
The grapes are sourced from the oldest and most deeply rooted vines at the Castello
Nipozzano vineyard. The 40 year-old vines are planted at a medium to high density of
between 2,000 to 6,000 vines per hectare. They are spur pruned and trained according
to the Guyot method. The soil is dry and stony but well drained, with a high clay and
limestone content. It is poor in organic matter, encouraging deep root systems and
stressing the vine to concentrate the flavours in the berries.
Once harvested, the Sangiovese and complementary traditional grape varieties were
destemmed. The natural fermentation began taking place with wild yeasts in cement
tanks at controlled temperatures, followed by maceration to extract flavour, colour and
fine tannins. The wine was then transferred to wooden barrels where it was matured for
a period of 24 months. Further bottle ageing took place allowing development of
greater balance.
Tasting Note
Intense aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, cassis and black cherry are layered with
sweet vanilla and balsamic notes. Sumptuously elegant with a richness of fruit echoed
on the palate, supported by smooth, silky tannins and a long, mineral finish.
Sangiovese 85%, Colorino 7%, Canaiolo 5%, Malvasia Nera 3%

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